Bass Guitarist

James Robson

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Bass Guitarist
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Friendly, professional and versatile electric and upright bass player. Strong sight reader and improviser with backing vocals.

Hi there, a little about me and my experiences. I’m a comfortable sight reader, improviser and performer and play both electric and upright bass with a high standard of equipment. I’m used to working in large and small ensembles as well as being a driver and pleasant to get on with. Sample of some of my work: -Many musicals working with many different companies and MDs. -Multiple touring theatre productions. -This year and the last two years of being Durham Gala’s Pantomime production’s bass player. All three productions using click tracks. -Jazz big band work for various ensembles. -Vast amount of function band work, including regular work with bands for Warble entertainment and Music Newcastle. Over 60 gigs a year with these combined plus a large amount of dep work. -Regular work with a few North East blues bands with high profile gigs at The Great British RnB festival. -Occasional work with an Afro-beat, Latin jazz ensemble, including a headline spot at a jazz festival in Paris. -Occasional work with a touring north east Phili-Soul band. Including European gigs.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, Afrobeat, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Latin, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Tango, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Military
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Bass Guitar, Double Bass
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Sound technician, Transcription, Songwriter, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Sample of songs from regular sets:
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Aloe Blacc - I Need a dollar
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Chic - Le Freak
James Brown - I Feel Good
Tupac - California Love
Doobie Bros - Long Train Running
Primal Scream - Rocks
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
7 Nation Army
Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
Brown Sugar
Maroon 5 - This Love
Beatles - Come Together
Summer Of 69
Sweet Caroline
Forever in Blue Jeans
Locked out of heaven
Three Little Birds
Uptown Funk
Marry You
Sweet Home Alabama
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
10CC - Dreadlock Holiday
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
You Shook Me All Night Long
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
My Sharona
Sunshine Of Your Love
Be My Girl
Get Lucky
Shut up And Dance
Wake me up
Sex On Fire
Park Life
Rebel Rebel
She’s Electric - Oasis
In the morning
Last Nite – Strokes
Living on a prayer
Fire - kasabian
Twist And Shout
Hey Jude
Get Back
Saw her standing there
Really Got Me
All day and all of the night
Mr Brightside
Chelsea Dagger
Teenage Dirtbag
Song 2
Basket case
Bet you Look Good on the Dance Floor
I Believe in a thing called love
I want you back
Don’t look back in anger
Proud Mary
Taken from two regular set lists. Huge number of tracks not listed


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£240
Up to 3 hours£300
Available services
DJ set
Small PA hire